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Summer Reading and Geraniums

Posted by Rick Canale on Tue, Aug 13, 2019

Catching up on reading in the summer is a favorite past time. While on vacation last week, I was reading The Stories of John Cheever. While reading the passage below, I had the good fortune of seeing this geranium beneath our balcony.



"Why does not everyone who can afford it have a geranium in his window? It is very cheap. Its cheapness is next to nothing if you raise it from seed or from a slip. It is a beauty and a companion. It sweetens the air, rejoices the eye, links you with nature and innocence, and is something to love. And if it cannot love you in return, it cannot hate you, it cannot utter a hateful thing even for your being the case, and living as it does purely to do you good and afford pleasure, how will you be able to neglect it? But pray, if you choose a geranium..." - John Cheever



Tags: Free Geraniums, Books, reading

Celebrate Graduates with Flowers from Boston's Premier Florist

Posted by Rick Canale on Tue, May 27, 2014

Boston graduation flowersAt Exotic Flowers, we believe in education and all its benefits to society. I am a Boston educated florist. My K1 and K2 years were spent at the Haley School on American Legion Highway in Roslindale. I spent grades one through six at the Sacred Heart School in Roslindale where I had four nuns and received a sound foundation of parochial teaching. In the seventh grade, my future began and my enlightenment and enrichment through high school came from the esteemed Roxbury Latin School in West Roxbury. In 1993, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College in Chestnut Hill.

Along my educational journey, I learned and yearned to learn more. I still do. I take courses, I read books, magazines, on line guides and technical guides. My life is wrapped in learning and always will be. Part of my zest for knowledge is the reward program. My parents and teachers at a young age would reward me for effort and hard work. These rewards have carried over to my professional life where Exotic Flowers rewards me and my staff for our our hard work success.

2011 Graduation FlowersDuring this 2014 graduate season, reward your students with flowers and balloons from Boston's Premier Florist. Whether your student is a graduate of pre-school where a pink rose does the trick or graduates Harvard Summa Cum Laude where a dozen yellow roses might be better. Show your students how much you value education and nurture their knowledge.

“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people” - Chinese Proverb


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Tags: Graduation Flowers, Free Geraniums, Boston College

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